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Baseline and surveillance testing conducted on arrival to campus returned eight positive cases. Over 1,000 tests have been administered in the weeks since classes started, according to an email from Tess Coody-Anders, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Marketing.

In-person classes resume amid Delta variant surge

Students readjust to campus life as ProtecTU guidelines continue
Gloria Farris, News Reporter September 9, 2021

Despite students’ growing anticipation of a “normal” fall semester, the new COVID-19 Delta variant and its transmission among the Bexar County population prompted a change of Trinity University’s...

University likely to 'encourage,' not require vaccinations in the fall

University likely to ‘encourage,’ not require vaccinations in the fall

Vaccination threshold of 80%, incentives to be employed
Kayla Padilla, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2021

The presidents of Georgetown University and American University, in individual letters to their communities, announced last Wednesday that they would require on-campus students to be vaccinated against...

Mirage yearbook sent to presses

Mirage yearbook sent to presses

Editors, staff overcome challenges while documenting school year
Mikayla Mullin, Pulse Reporter March 28, 2021

It’s been a historic year under COVID-19, which means that the Mirage, Trinity’s yearbook, had the opportunity to make a historic yearbook. Now that the 2020-2021 Mirage has gone to the presses, how...

The stands at Paul McGinlay Field will remain empty throughout the spring. Trinity announced on Wednesday that no fans will be allowed on campus at any athletic events despite the SCAC providing the greenlight to welcome fans. Photo by Claire Sammons.

Trinity sticks to no-fan policy despite SCAC’s greenlight

University cites ongoing COVID-19 concerns as reason for decision
Paige Wallace, Sports Reporter March 28, 2021

On Friday, March 19, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced they would allow member institutions to create their own policies regarding spectators attending any non-tournament outdoor...

Students reflect on study abroad in China one year later

Students reflect on study abroad in China one year later

Seniors Anna Lund and Tryne Vander Straten recall being optimistic about returning to normalcy in early 2020
Kayla Padilla, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

By late January of 2020, six Trinity students were abroad in China, with one other awaiting a late start to their semester. Around this time, the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread quicker, and almost immediately,...

Picture of Thomas and Lightner in the distance

Trinity University under COVID-19: Year-in review

One year later the university is still grappling with the realities of the pandemic
Kayla Padilla, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2021

On Jan. 30, the WHO declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. The first reported case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported on Jan. 21, 2020. March 11, 2021, marked the one year...

Tigers competing for first time since March 2020

Tigers competing for first time since March 2020

Athletics will continue despite shift to virtual classes at start of spring semester
Brian Yancelson, Sports Editor January 15, 2021

After 10 long months of ominously empty gyms and harrowingly quiet fields, the Tigers are almost back in action. The men’s and women’s basketball teams are in Houston to face the University of St....

Photo by Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh. in 2019

Faculty, staff avoid health pledge violations

Sarah Fisher November 12, 2020

photo by Oliver Chapin-EiserlohPrior to the start of the semester, students, faculty, and staff were required to sign the ProtecTU Health Pledge, a commitment to practicing COVID-19 safety measures such...

Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

News brief: 10/30

Dana Nichols October 29, 2020

graphic by Kate Nuelle.University sees a spike in casesTwo weeks following students' first and only three-day weekend, Trinity is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, peaking at 12 reported cases and...

Photo credit: Rachel Kaufman

Students face less leniency with pass/fail requests

Emily Jamieson October 21, 2020

photo provided by Rachel Kaufman This past spring, on April 22, students received an email from Deneese Jones, vice president for Academic Affairs, detailing that all pass/fail course requests would...

Photo credit: Danielle Rodriguez

Nerve Center monitors COVID-19 threshold indicators

Dana Nichols October 14, 2020

Photo by Danielle RodriguezThe first and second rounds of university surveillance testing are complete, bringing the total number of surveillance tested to 350. Result trends are being monitored by the...

Photo credit: Nadia Crawford

Faculty balance work, parenting during pandemic

Benjamin Adams October 14, 2020

photo provided by Kelly Carlisle For students, COVID-19 meant either returning home, moving somewhere off-campus in San Antonio, or isolating in a residence hall. While students were moving back in...

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